Faith n’ Fiction is a weekly meme hosted by My Friend Amy. Today the question on the table is:
I am currently on vacation and I was talking to my Cousin In Law (my cousin’s wife) yesterday on the phone. She asked me how many books I brought with me and when I said 11 she almost choked. “I don’t think I read 11 books in a year!” she said.
For me reading started a young age. My sister and I were 7 years apart so reading was my “friend” and “companion.” In my later youth years when tragedy struck – books became a source of safety. I could escape in a book. Now these may not sound like the best reasons to read – but that is how it all began…
As I grew older I never lost the passion to read and always have a book with me. Through books I have traveled to places I can only hope to some day see. I have learned about people of interest in memoirs, and learned not only through non fiction – but in fiction books as well. (In fact I challenge our book club each month to learn something new in every fiction book they read).
There are books to match every mood I am in and taking them in is like making new friends. I even learn more about me. I love going somewhere new and when my husband I travel I love to point something out and say “Wow – I have read about that!”
Why do you read? If you would like to write a post about this today – be sure to link to the Faith n’ Fiction post over at My Friend Amy’s!